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Former ‘Smallville’ showrunners take over ‘Shadowhunters’

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SHADOWHUNTERS – “1002” – Clary’s memories might be the key to finding her mother and the Mortal Cup. (ABC Family/John Medland) STEPHEN HART, KATHERINE MCNAMARA

In the wake of Ed Decter leaving the show, we’re now hearing that former Smallville executive producers are taking over Shadowhunters.

Deadline is reporting exclusively that Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer will be the new showrunners.

Along with them, Matt Hastings, producer and director for The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, is also on board as EP and series director.

Showrunner Ed Decter departs season 2 of ‘Shadowhunters’

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Shadowhunters showrunner Ed Decter has announced his departure from the show.

Bit of a bummer, since Decter was always enthusiastic about fan interaction and gave us a lot of interesting tidbits from the set.

Meanwhile, Shadowhunters continues production on the second season uninterrupted in Toronto. The season returns in January 2017, right where it left off in season one, as confirmed by executive producer McG during a Periscope session.

Shadowhunters Round-up: Katherine McNamara talks on-set pranks + more

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SHADOWHUNTERS – “Of Men and Angels” – Magnus and Luke reveal Clary’s past in “Of Men and Angels.” (Freeform/John Medland) DOMINIC SHERWOOD, KATHERINE MCNAMARA

So, this Shadowhunters hiatus is getting pretty sad. It’s only April 24? How are we supposed to wait till next year, Ed???

In the meanwhile, here’s what the cast is up to:

  • Katherine McNamara talks about Dom Sherwood’s on-set pranks. [InStyle]
  • First trailer for Dominic Sherwood, Phoebe Tonkin, Jeremy Sumpter and Ed Westwick-starrer Take Down [YouTube]
  • Matthew Daddario talks the show’s wardrobe department [TWIST]
  • Harry Shum Jr. talks his career, life and Magnus Bane [Maxim]

‘Shadowhunters’ season two returns in 2017

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Freeform’s upfront release revealed quite a bunch of new line-ups in the coming year. As network president Tom Ascheim stated, the focus is now on “becomers” – individuals experiencing their firsts in life.

Along with the new shows, we also have premiere dates for the returning ones, including Shadowhunters.

As has been doing the rounds, season 2 will officially premiere in 2017. No fixed date is announced just yet.

Showrunner Ed Decter discussed what we can expect in the next season with TV Line, which you can read here.

A special episode, Superfan Suite: Shadowhunters, with the cast will air this Friday, April 8. Watch the promo below:

Ed Decter talks ‘Shadowhunters’ season 2 – dark Jace, Seelie Queen and more

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With the spring finale of Shadowhunters last night, we’re left with a cliffhanger and a lot of time till the next one airs.

In an interview with TV Line, showrunner Ed Decter maintains that “we should be very worried about Jace” and his upcoming dark journey. He also talks about the characters’ journey, deviating from the books to keep the show fresh and what we can expect next – including an anticipated character.

TVLINE | You guys took quite a few liberties this season in terms of staying faithful to the books. Will you keep that mentality in Season 2?
The goal in the writers’ room is to make the fans feel like we’re not going to end up in the place they’re expecting, then surprise them with how we get there. We try to keep some surprises for the hardcore fans who initially ask “What are they doing? Why are they doing this?” The hope is that they eventually come to a point where they say, “Oh, I get it. I see what they were doing before.”

TVLINE | Clary was much happier to see her mother on the show than in the books. What made you overlook her resentment after being lied to for 18 years?
That’s yet to come. The real unpacking, as we say in the writers’ room, is yet to come. There will be plenty of mother/daughter drama about the fact that Jocelyn basically lied to her for 18 years. … Clary believes she lied to her, but from a parent’s point of view, she was just protecting her.

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TVLINE | In the books, if I recall correctly, Jace and Clary give into their urges, despite believing they’re siblings. Is that something you plan on tackling in Season 2?
Actually, that’s absolutely not true. While they are brother and sister, despite the fact that they have these odd feelings, they are chaste. There’s a moment with the Seelie Queen, but that’s a little different; we’ll save that for the viewers. But Jace and Clary are definitely confused as to why they feel this way, which is a big point of tension in the books.

TVLINE | Should we be keeping an eye out for any new book characters in Season 2?
Some characters we’ve met go through giant transformation. Simon’s girlfriend Maureen has a lot in store for her, and there’s a lot in store for Jocelyn and Luke. There will be new characters we meet as well, including the Seelie Queen. We’ll start building into each of the realms in a different way.

Read more here.